Climate Change Leader in Residence - James Hansen, PhD

James Hansen Residency Events

Dr. James Hansen, professor at Columbia’s Earth Institute who will be in residence at Yale for three days of events. Hansen directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness, and Solutions at Columbia and was formerly director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of global climate change. His congressional testimony in the late 1980s raised awareness of the issue of climate change. His newest paper, published in the current issue of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, warns that global warming of even 2o centigrade has the potential to trigger dangerous climate shifts in the coming decades. Dr. Hansen sees the recent Paris Agreement as being totally inadequate for addressing this challenge.

Master’s Tea

  • Wednesday, April 6, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Branford College Common Room, 74 High Street

Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms: Evidence that 2°  C Warming Could be Dangerous

  • Thursday, April 7, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • KGL 123, Kline Geology Laboratory, 210 Whitney Avenue

Symposium on Climate Change and Health, including a conversation and Q&A with James


  • Friday, April 8, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Winslow Auditorium, School of Public Health, 60 College Street
  • Followed by lunch

Informal discussions with students - Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be

Achieved for Young People? (two sessions)

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • LEPH 216, School of Public Health
  • 60 College Street
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  • Thursday, April 7, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • KGL 101, Kline Geology Laboratory
  • 210 Whitney Avenue